Regular Updates on our News

Friday, February 21, 2020

E-BLAST - SUN 23 FEB 2020

The Errol Pike Story is next - published tomorrow Mon 24 Feb - since last year I have been publishing the STORIES of our senior writers, panellists, ARPA people, and others in our ministry orbit. 
Last week it was Graham McDonald the President of DIDUNO (Did you know) who is also one of our senior writers. 
This year has been busy with the stories of Rebecca Moore, Sheelagh Wegman, Cheryl McGrath, Esther Koh, John Lemmon and next week is Jo Fuller. These are very well received.  photo - ARPA Errol Pike, Judy Adamson.

Thursday, February 13, 2020


43rd wedding anniversary we celebrated at Twin Towns Restaurant Tweed Heads on Wed evening. Mark had a $50 gift card from the Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce for Twin Towns. Our guest was 'T' from our Living Temple Christian Church (Tugun Baptist)  -  'T' regularly sits with Delma at the Sunday evening service and they have become good friends. Delma invited 'T' (Tanessha) to join us for our anniversary dinner. 'T' bought flowers and a beautiful letter. Meanwhile as a combined Anniversary and Valentine's we saw the movie "a lovely neighbourhood" Mr Rogers - powerful final whisper.

Thursday, February 06, 2020


43rd anniversary Wed 12 Feb is our 43rd - Feb 1977 - first home Wollongong waiting on accommodation near Morling College in Sydney. Friends of friends found us a missions rental at Neale's Nursery in West Pennant Hills where Delma found work with WEC office around the corner. Year 3 at Morling College (NSW Baptist) appointed to Croydon Park Baptist 'student minister'. Anthea was born here. After graduation 1981 to Warragamba Baptist (bought a house Wallacia) where Hayley, Wesley and Salley born. 1982 founded Sports Ministry. 12 years later to Moruya. Photo - Delma with Hibiscus from garden

Friday, January 31, 2020


7 stitches Mark had 7 stitches in his rear neck after Delma noticed a pimple had changed colour. It has now been sent to away. 
Thurs this week Mark: a day procedure with a light. 
Delma has her first Auslan 'high tea' this Saturday in Tweed Heads.The following week is our 43rd.

Friday, January 24, 2020


Laguna Quays Respite - we encourage missionaries who visit to take their families on a day cruise of the Whitsundays Islands as it may be their only chance.My grand parents Walter and Jesse Tronson established Happy Bay Long Is. as a Tourist Resort 1933 - 1938 and when our 4 children were growing up we took them to Happy Bay to show them how their grand-parents established it.Note the advertising plaque - Grand-ma Jesse Tronson was a fabulous cook - "scones like mother used to make"  -  we're talking C19th culinary delights as Jesse learnt from her mum, her mum from her mum ..... John Wesley may have tasted them .... Enjoy Australia Day ! 

Saturday, January 18, 2020


2020 young writers year commences tomorrow Mon 20 Jan. There are 10 Cycles and 5 Weeks in each. This first week the 2019 Tronson Awardees features - Jesse Moore, Amy Manners, Cartia Moore. There are six articles each day.

Friday, January 10, 2020


Mark's office coffee spot  -   Gutenberg photo framed, Margaret Pearce's Oi Oi Oi 2018 art of 3 Emus, photo pf Allan Border and Mark 1994 ten years Aust cricket team chaplain, photo Mark's art work 'Teenagers', my coffee mug (Salley 2014 gift), old computer monitor, red jug, coffee jars; odds, sods ...